50+ Programs with AARP Foundation

50+ Programs with AARP Foundation

Stay Informed. Take Control. Plan Ahead.

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The DC Public Library, in partnership with AARP Foundation, is proud to offer the 50+ Program Series. 

From October to December, we will host informal drop-in centers three days each week at the Anacostia and Lamond-Riggs libraries, where older adults can socialize with their neighbors, learn a few new skills, and get advice and assistance from trained counselors. 


Check the calendar of events to see which of our 50+ Programs are happening next.

50+ Programs at Anacostia Neighborhood Library will occur on
  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
50+ Programs at Lamond-Riggs will meet on
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1-5 p.m.

Programs in this Series

Adaptive Services
Our award-winning staff in Adaptive Services help improve the lives of our customers who have low vision and hearing impairments among other disabilities. Learn about all the new technological advances to help you keep on reading. Hosted by Adaptive Services.

Books and Beyond
There are so many fantastic items being added to the DC Public Library every day and we want to tell you all about them! From the latest publications to valuable information on living well at any age, it's an exciting time to be a library lover. Check out our books, large print selections, audiobooks, ebooks and more. Hosted by Diane Mohr from DCPL Collections.

DC By the Book
Explore the richness of life in Washington and its character as a city, as depicted in works of fiction with DC By the Book. This interactive program brings together quotations from novels and their real-world locations right here in D.C. Hosted by Kim Zablud and Michele Casto from the Washingtoniana Collection.

Finances 50+
Everyone can benefit from smart money habits. AARP Foundation Finances 50+℠, sponsored by and developed in collaboration with Charles Schwab Foundation, is a simple three-part program that covers budgeting and goal setting, taking charge of credit and debt, developing a savings plan and protecting your assets. Hosted by AARP Foundation.

Movies for You
The DC Public Library has selected some great films featuring actors and themes relevant to older adults. Bring a friend and see a free movie at your neighborhood library.

New Technology 1 & 2
This two-part session explores the wild world of emerging technologies from micro-controllers to 3-D Printers. You won't believe some of the amazing things that you can do at the DC Public Library. Hosted by staff from the Digital Commons.

Preserving Your Treasures
We all have cherished memories that we wish could last forever. Every day our staff of professional archivists work to preserve physical objects such as letters and photographs so that we can pass them on from generation to generation. Let us show you how. Hosted by Mark Greek from the Washingtoniana Collection.

7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers
7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers is a one-hour power session that will introduce you to the essential 21st century job search strategies for people who are looking for a new job mid-life. AARP Foundation has combined advice from job search experts, employers, and successful 50+ jobseekers to help you organize a job hunt strategy that makes the most of your talents and abilities. You’ll leave with tips, advice, and worksheets you can use to take your job search to the next level. Hosted by AARP Foundation.

Sing, Talk and Read for Grandparents
Knowing how to get our young ones ready to read is just as important for grandparents as it is for their parents and care providers. DCPL's Sing, Talk and Read program will show you the tips and tricks that you can use with your grandchildren. Hosted by Micki Freeny from Youth Services.

DCPL Foundation
AARP Foundation LogoThese programs are made possible through support from AARP Foundation and DC Public Library Foundation.